It's time for alternate histories and steampunk! Some of these also fit the descriptor historical fantasy, which is a new term for us - had you come across it before in your reading? Other alternate history titles we've discussed before are The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead and River of Teeth (American Hippo), the amazing... Continue Reading →
You may have thought Westerns had ridden off into the sunset, so to speak, as a book genre. In fact, Westerns are still being written, but they are often remixed with other genres and tell stories about citizens of the wild west other than the same white male gunslinger. Watch the episode to hear Laura... Continue Reading →
Nancy Campbell Allen is the author of fifteen published novels and numerous novellas, which span genres from contemporary romantic suspense to historical fiction. In 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State award, and she received a Whitney Award for My Fair Gentleman. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her... Continue Reading →
Elizabeth Bear is the author of many short stories and novels, including the Jenny Casey trilogy (Hammered, Scardown, and Worldwired), the Edda of Burdens (All the Windwracked Stars, By the Mountain Bound, and The Sea Thy Mistress), and the Eternal Sky trilogy (Range of Ghosts, Shattered Pillars, and Steles of the Sky). She’s won many... Continue Reading →
New Zealand born fantasy writer and podcaster Philippa (Pip) Ballantine is the author of the Books of the Order and the Shifted World series. She is also the co-author with her husband Tee Morris of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novels. Her awards include an Airship, a Parsec, the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice, and a... Continue Reading →
We have another in our exclusive author interview series. We will be blogging our interview with Philippa Ballantine, author of Geist and the Ministry of Peculiar Occurances series, next Wednesday the 12th of March.